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China to stop building new coal-fired power projects abroad, says Xi Jinping – video

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Chinese president Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy, and will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad.Xi made th...

‘Big line in the sand’: China promises no new coal-fired power projects abroad

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President Xi Jinping has announced that China will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad, using his address at the United Nations General Assembly to add to pledges to deal with climate change. Depending on h...

Going nuclear: the secret submarine deal to challenge China

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It came out of the blue – but the new military pact between Australia, the UK and the US could transform international relations for a generation. The Guardian’s defence and security editor, Dan Sabbagh, explains the ...

Taiwan welcomes support from major allies after Aukus pact riles China

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Taiwan has welcomed support from major allies after a US-Australia ministerial forum pledged stronger ties with the island and the European parliament called for a bilateral trade deal. A spokesperson for the foreign ...

More US military to deploy to Australia as Dutton dismisses China ‘outbursts’

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The defence minister, Peter Dutton, has dismissed “outbursts” from China over Australia’s decision to develop nuclear-powered submarines, as he flagged plans for more US military aircraft to deploy to Australia. Net ...

Johnson says Aukus ‘not intended to be adversarialtowards China – video

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Boris Johnson has said the new security partnership between the US, UK and Australia is not intended as an ‘adversarial’ move against China. The trilateral defence pact, which will include helping Australia to build n...

China struck by 6.0-magnitude earthquake – video

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China has launched an emergency response after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the south-western province of Sichuan on Thursday, killing at least three people. N somtotaal van 6,904 people have been evacuated and dozens...

‘Cold war mentality’: China criticises US-UK-Australia submarine pact

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China’s US embassy has told the US, UK and Australia to “shake off their cold war mentality and ideological prejudice” after the trio announced a new security pact. The trilateral security partnership, named Aukus, wa...

US, UK and Australia forge military alliance to counter China

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The US, UK and Australia are setting up a trilateral security partnership aimed at confronting China, which will include helping Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines. The initiative, called Aukus, was announc...

Abolish Trump-era ‘China Initiative’, academics urge, amid racial profiling criticism

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Calls are growing to abolish a controversial Trump-era initiative that looks for Chinese spies at US universities, which critics say has resulted in racial profiling and harmed technological competitiveness. In a lett...

Cases double in new south-east China Covid outbreak linked to school

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New local Covid infections have more than doubled in China’s southeastern province of Fujian, which is battling a coronavirus outbreak that has sparked concerns over infections among unvaccinated schoolchildren. Putia...

China property giant Evergrande admits debt crisis as protesters besiege HQ

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Property giant China Evergrande Group has said that it cannot sell properties and other assets fast enough to service its massive $300bn debts, and that its cashflow was under “tremendous pressure”. Only hours after a...

China moves to contain fresh Covid outbreak in south-east Fujian province

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China is pushing to contain a coronavirus outbreak in the south-eastern Fujian province with measures including mass testing, suspended transport services and closures of bars and cinemas. There were at least 85 cases...

The Guardian view on Xi Jinping’s China: rectification, not revolution

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Fifty-five years ago, China was in turmoil. Mao had launched the Cultural Revolution to eradicate opposition in the party and cleanse the country’s political soul, using the power of the masses. It would last a decade...

UK planning last-ditch China climate talks to break impasse before Cop26

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Boris Johnson is planning to convene last-ditch climate talks with the president of China, Xi Jinping, at a crunch meeting of world leaders later this month, in hopes of breaking the global impasse on climate action b...

China property market rocked as giant Evergrande struggles to repay $300bn debts

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Shares in the embattled Chinese property giant Evergrande have slumped again after two credit downgrades in two days amid concerns that it will default on its massive $300bn debt pile. Evergrande, which is one of the ...

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